HOOVER ROBBERY INVESTIGATION:
Crime Stoppers needs your help in a robbery that took place April 17th at the CVS in Inverness Plaza. Pictures of the suspects police hope you can identify are posted to the right of this story.
That afternoon, the black male suspect walked inside the store.
"While he was in the store, he selected merchandise, put that merchandise in his waistband, and concealed it," said Hoover Police Department's Brian Foreman.
As the suspect was leaving, the store manager told him to return the items, which were several packs of razor blades.
"He told her, 'If you follow me, I've got a gun,'"added Foreman. "The black female suspect, who had entered the store separately, was with the black male on the way out, and she told the manager he does have a gun. At that point the manager backed off."
The suspects left in a dark blue, newer model Volkswagen sedan.
"The public has a vested interest to help these two individuals and get them off the street, because if they hurt somebody, more than likely it will be a member of the public," said Foreman.
TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE:
You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.
Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES." Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to www.crimestoppersmetroal.com click on the "submit an online tip" link.
No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous. Each tipster receives a private code number. If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.
Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.
Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.